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Alternate Sportscasters

Give viewers a choice of who to hear talk over a broadcast game.
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I can pretty much follow my favorite sports without help. And often, I am bored stiff by the announcers given. Why not sell the rights to broadcast alternate voiceovers? Le'ts hear Chris Rock, Al Sharpton and some backwoods snakehandler interpret MNF. Four or five alternatives using current or former celebrities or unknowns with an unusual slant might make a boring game less tedious. Maybe these alternates could be "sponsored by" someone who paid their fees. Given the myriad choices of broadcasting, one could receive the audio on an obscure channel or watch the game with the volume down while hearing the alt voices over the internet.
acerrubrum, Dec 16 2003

Second Audio Program (SAP) http://www.secondaudioprogram.com/
We could run it on this? [sycorob24, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Learning Experience Channel http://www.halfbake...xperience_20Channel
Another commentary to which to listen [friendlyfire, Oct 04 2004]


       This is baked already on Sky Sports (UK Satellite channels) which often offer "fanzone" where fans (sometimes celebrity fans) offer commentary during games as an alternative to the usual sports-journalists.
dobtabulous, Dec 16 2003

       Yes, dobt, but I am talking about a sustained vision, a whole new meta-broadcast where the tone can be completely irreverent.
acerrubrum, Dec 16 2003

       So like "Fanzone" only more so?
calum, Dec 16 2003

       also baked with BBC Freeview. You can choose a radio commentary for a BBC television broadcast. [acerru] is taking this already baked service a step further.
jonthegeologist, Dec 16 2003

       There's actually a seperate channel on most TV's that you could use. It's generally used for the Spanish dub of the program, etc. but we could use it for the "whimsical" commentary of a sports program instead.   

       I'd also like to never hear Madden commentate again. Ever.
sycorob24, Dec 16 2003

       Given the success of Dennis Miller on Monday Night Football, I'd say this idea has not a chance.   

       Are you tuning in to watch the game or listen to people talk? Get your priorities straight.
waugsqueke, Dec 16 2003

       [ub] Like down here when Roy and H.G offer commentary on the olympics, the grand finals (both AFL and NRL) and they did a lovely job on the grand final of the rugby world cup.   

       T.V tuned into Channel 7, Radio locked onto JJJ
reap, Dec 17 2003

       I second the maden never again comment.
ricedo, Dec 17 2003


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